Simona De Rosa holds a PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Rome La Sapienza and a degree in Political Science (110/110 cum laude) from the University of Naples L’Orientale. During her PhD she worked mainly on Network of Firms and forms of Proximity among SMEs with specific focus on Innovation. Other interests of research are related to Migrations and Social Movements. During university years she collaborated with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the Italian Delegation at the OECD improving her knowledge about International Relations and Diplomacy. She is currently working for T6 as a researcher in the field of Social Innovation and supporting the impact assessment research activities. She is officially recognised as honorary fellow in Economic Geography at the University of Naples “Federico II”.